Presenting The Florida Master Blitz Showdown!

Orlando Chess House is happy to present the Florida Master Blitz Showdown! Over the course of June, several of Florida’s strongest masters will battle it out in a series of knockout matches until only one is left standing! Each match will consist of 16 3-minute games and will be streamed with live commentary on Twitch!

Here is the full bracket for the tournament:

12 Masters are invited directly into the main bracket, while 3 spots are decided through play-in matches. The last spot will be decided in an open qualifier for Florida players that will be held on Lichess on 5/30.

Each match will consist of 16 3-minute games to be played on Lichess and will be streamed with live commentary on

In case a match is tied at 8-8 after the 16 scheduled games, 2 additional blitz games will be played. If still tied, another pair of games is played. If a match remains tied at 10-10, the two players will play an Armageddon game where White has 3 minutes against 2:30 for Black, but Black advances with a draw.

There is a scheduled 10-minute break after 8 games in each match, and both players can call 1 additional 5-minute “un-tilt” break, at any point in the match. The time and date for the matches will be announced as they get scheduled at a time that fits both players.

If any donations are received during the streaming of the matches, 90% will be distributed to the participants in the tournament, with 80% going to the players of the match (with a 60/40 split to the winner) and 10% going to the winner of the entire tournament.

Orlando Chess House launches new online classes starting May 30th

Orlando Chess House is launching a special summer online program. Each class runs 4 weeks and presents a key fundamental concept that everyone needs to know to improve as a chess player.

The first two courses are open for registration:

Attack on the Castled King - Starts May 30th at 10 AM

Key Patterns - Starts May 31st at 3 PM

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